The Vote Equity Project collected over 250 reform ideas submitted by Chicagoans.

 

Residents from every ward collectively cast 52,000 votes on their top priorities.

These were the top-voted reforms in community development.

- community development -

1. Prioritize resident-driven community and economic development in South and West side neighborhoods.

 

2. Create a municipal public works jobs program focused on investment and job creation in neighborhoods most harmed by racial injustice.

 

3. Raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 immediately, and index to keep up with inflation.

 

4. Establish Community Benefit Agreements for large-scale developments to prioritize hiring from local communities and unemployed Chicagoans.

5. Require all development projects using city resources, e.g. TIF funds, to create living-wage jobs and hire from high poverty neighborhoods.
 

 

1. Prioritize resident-driven community and economic development

in south and west side neighborhoods.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

2. Create a city public works jobs program

focused on investment and job creation in neighborhoods most harmed by racial injustice.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
no response
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

3. Raise minimum wage to $15/hr

immediately and index to keep up with inflation.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
no response
susana mendoza
no
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

4. establish community benefits agreements

for large-scale developments to prioritize hiring from local communities and unemployed Chicagoans.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

5. Require all development projects using city resources, e.g. TIF funds, to create living-wage jobs and hire from high poverty neighborhoods.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response

Aldermanic candidates responses 

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